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Online Programs Available at NCC


Business (completion of first year of Business Management program)
Clerical Accounting (completion of first year of Accounting program)
Information Technology Specialist (completion of first year of Information Technology Specialist AAS program)
Medical Coding
Pharmacy Technician
Virtual Office Assistant (completion of first year of Virtual Administration Management program)
Web and Graphic Design (completion of first year of Web & Graphic Design AAS program)


Digital Marketing for the Graphic Designer (option under Web & Graphic Design program)
Entrepreneurship (option under Business Management program)
Health Records (option under Health Information Technology program)
Help Desk Technician (option under Information Technology Specialist program)
Introduction to Adobe’s Creative Cloud (option under Web & Graphic Design program)
• Introduction to Designing a Webpage (option under Web & Graphic Design program)
Leadership (option under Business Management program)
Management Supervision (option under Business Management program)
Marketing (option under Business Management program)
• Paraeducator
Pharmacy Technician (option under Pharmacy Technician diploma program)
Small Business Management (option under Business Management program)
Web Development (option under Web & Graphic Design program)

Don’t have time to come to campus?
You can take classes or earn your degree online!

Our online students can choose from over 750 courses and multiple programs! NCC, as a member of the Iowa Community College Online Consortium (ICCOC), provides an extensive schedule of classes every semester.

When you take an online class, you might work with our instructors or with an instructor at another participating community college. No matter where your instructor is, you earn your college credits through Northwest Iowa Community College.

You do not have to take all of our classes online. Many of our students blend their program with some online and some on campus. Our goal is to meet your needs!


What Our Students Say

I like online learning because it allows me to work during the day and go to classes in the evening.

-- Brandy James

I would recommend NCC to anyone. From ordering books to layout of the online classes. Everything has been great. I mostly liked learning at my own pace. I needed to spend more time in some classes than others and online learning allows me to do that.

-- Stacy Weisbeck

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Textbook Information

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Online Courses

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Tuition & Fees

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Contact Us

Contact us for more information on our online courses.

How Does it Work?
  1. Courses run by terms. Most courses set weekly deadlines and not strictly self-paced.
  2. You will purchase a textbook, or in some cases your embedded content is purchased when you enroll.
  3. No matter who teaches the class, you are a student at Northwest Iowa Community College. All the support services available to campus students are also available to you–support from academic advisors, the library, tutoring services, the College Store and the distance learning team are at your service.
  4. You can apply online but must talk to an advisor before registering. This process helps you take the right course to complete your educational goals.

3 Steps to Enroll Now!

Complete the online application. Transcripts are required for students who seek a degree at NCC.

Check with your current institution/advisor to make sure that this course will transfer back as needed for your degree plan.

After you have received confirmed acceptance, you can contact Student Services to register for your courses at 712-324-5061 or 800-352-4907.

Contact Us

Email: Admissions

Call: 712-324-5061 or 800-352-4907

Text: 712-344-0657

Northwest Iowa Community College has been approved by the state of Iowa to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).
NC-SARA is an agreement among member states that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. The agreement makes it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state.
Student complaints concerning online courses and programs that have not been resolved by Northwest Iowa Community College may appeal to the
                         Bureau of Iowa College Aid by calling 877-272-4456, or Click Here.